The Science of Theology
Evans (Gillian R.), McGrath (Alister) & Galloway (Allan D.)
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BOOK ABSTRACT:

Editor’s Preface

  1. The present volume in The History of Christian Theology concerns the nature of theology itself.
  2. The Science of Theology unfolds the Church's changing understanding of the discipline of theology from the dawn of the Christian era to the present day. It examines the philosophical foundations and commitments underlying developments in doctrine, ethics, biblical interpretation, etc, through the centuries.
  3. The Science of Theology focuses on the methods, norms and sources of theology rather than on doctrine or practice.
    1. In the first part, Gillian R. Evans describes the foundation period of Christian theology in the patristic age and its impressive flowering in the Middle Ages.
    2. In the second part, Alister E. McGrath explores the philosophical assumptions behind Reformation theology and Protestant orthodoxy up to and including the Enlightenment.
    3. In the final part Allan D. Galloway outlines the various developments in nineteenth- and twentieth-century theology that have created the present situation of Christian theology.
  4. The Science of Theology provides the essential background to the most critical question confronting contemporary theology: What are we doing when we do theology, and how should we set about it?

BOOK COMMENT:

The History of Christian Theology, Volume 1



"Evans (Gillian R.) - Patristic And Medieval Theology"

Source: Evans (Gillian R.), McGrath (Alister E.) & Galloway (Allan D.) - The Science of Theology


Sections
  1. CHRISTIANS AND ROMANS – 3
    1. The New Testament and Philosophy – 3
    2. The Religions of the Empire – 7
    3. A Classical Education: Philosophy and Rhetoric – 9
  2. PHILOSOPHERS AND GNOSTICS – 11
    1. Platonists and Middle Platonists – 11
    2. Stoics – 13
    3. Aristotelians – 14
    4. Gnostics – 17
    5. The Creation of the World – 19
  3. PHILO: A JEWISH PHILOSOPHER – 21
  4. THE BEGINNING OF CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY – 26
    1. Justin Martyr – 26
    2. Clement of Alexandria – 29
    3. Origen – 32
    4. Athanasius – 38
  5. THE LATIN WEST
    1. Tertullian
    2. Hilary of Poitiers
    3. Augustine and the Neoplatonists
    4. Augustine's Christian Philosophy
  6. THE END OF THE ROMAN WORLD – 52
    1. The Decline of Philosophical Training in the West – 52
    2. Boethius – 53
    3. The Cappadocians – 55
    4. Proclus – 56
    5. Pseudo-Dionysius – 57
    6. John Scotus Eriugena – 60
  7. THE BEGINNING OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD – 62
    1. The Revival of Logic – 62
    2. Anselm of Canterbury – 65
    3. Peter Abelard – 68
    4. Theological Language – 71
    5. The Branches of Philosophy – 72
  8. THE ARRIVAL OF ARISTOTLE – 75
    1. Arabic Learning – 75
    2. Contact with Greek Thought – 78
    3. The Universities – 81
    4. The Friars – 82
    5. Albert the Great – 83
    6. Roger Bacon – 85
    7. Bonaventure – 86
  9. THOMAS AQUINAS – 88
  10. THE MODERN WAY – 95
    1. William of Ockham – 95
    2. Jean Gerson – 97
    3. Nicholas of Cusa – 98
    4. Summing Up – 101


COMMENT: The History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Part I



"Galloway (Allan D.) - Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Theology"

Source: Evans (Gillian R.), McGrath (Alister E.) & Galloway (Allan D.) - The Science of Theology


Sections
  1. TRANSITION TO MODERN THEOLOGY – 233
    1. The Legacy of the Enlightenment – 233
    2. Romanticism – 236
    3. Romanticism and Religion – 238
  2. SCHLEIERMACHER – 241
    1. Interpreting Religion – 241
    2. Interpreting Christian Doctrine – 245
  3. THE HEGELIAN POWERHOUSE – 250
    1. The Provenance of Hegelian Theology – 250
    2. The Leftwing Hegelians – 256
    3. Social Science and Reductionism – 259
  4. CONSERVATION AND INNOVATION IN GERMANY – 262
    1. Mediating Theology – 262
    2. The Erlangen School – 266
    3. Ritschl – 267
  5. ROMANTICISM AND IDEALISM IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING SCENE – 274
    1. Coleridge – 274
    2. Maurice – 276
    3. Newman and the Oxford Movement – 278
    4. Calvinism Under Attack in Scotland and America – 280
  6. HISTORY AND HISTORICISM – 285
    1. Biblical Criticism – 285
    2. Historicism – 290
  7. LIBERAL THEOLOGY – 294
    1. The Spirit and Forms of Liberal Theology – 294
    2. Religion Without Dogma – 296
    3. The Revival of Idealism – 298
    4. God and Nature – 301
    5. The Kingdom of God and the Social Gospel – 307
  8. THE TIME OF THE THREE GIANTS – 311
    1. Karl Earth – 313
    2. Rudolf Bultmann – 322
    3. Paul Tillich – 328
  9. THE SECULAR SIXTIES – 335
    1. A World Come of Age? – 335
    2. Secular Christianity – 336
    3. Political Theology – 340
  10. THEOLOGY TODAY – 345
    1. History and Hermeneutics – 345
    2. Roman Catholic Theology – 349


COMMENT: The History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Part III



"McGrath (Alister) - Reformation To Enlightenment"

Source: Evans (Gillian R.), McGrath (Alister E.) & Galloway (Allan D.) - The Science of Theology


Sections
  1. THE RENAISSANCE BACKGROUND – 107
    1. The Modern Augustinian School – 107
    2. The Significance of the Italian Renaissance – 109
    3. The Significance of Printing – 113
    4. Humanism and the Reformation – 117
  2. THE THEOLOGICAL METHOD OF THE REFORMERS – 120
    1. Luther and Wittenberg – 121
    2. Zwingli and Bucer – 122
    3. Calvin – 125
    4. Early Tensions between Humanism and the Reformation – 127
    5. Calvin's Critique of Humanism – 130
    6. The Sources of Theology: Scripture – 131
    7. The Sources of Theology: The Fathers – 137
    8. The Systematisation of Theology – 141
    9. The Problem of Authority in the Reformation – 145
  3. PROTESTANT ORTHODOXY – 150
    1. The Rise of Confessionalism – 151
    2. The Rise of Aristotelian Scholasticism in Reformed Orthodoxy – 154
    3. The Rise of Aristotelianism in Lutheran Orthodoxy – 162
    4. The Role of Reason in Theology – 165
    5. Puritanism and Pietism – 168
    6. Catholicism and Cartesianism – 173
  4. ANGLICANISM – 179
    1. Richard Hooker – 179
    2. The Caroline Divinity: Sources and Methods 183
    3. The Rise of Rationalism – 187
    4. The Theological Method of John Locke – 190
    5. The New Philosophy and Anglican Theological Method – 196
    6. The Rise of Deism – 199
  5. THE ENLIGHTENMENT – 206
    1. Religion and Reason – 206
    2. The Secularisation of God – 212
    3. The Critical Approach to Scripture and Dogma – 216
    4. Consequences for Christology – 225


COMMENT: The History of Christian Theology, Volume 1, Part II



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